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Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is an auspicious day according to the Hindus in India. It is celebrated on the third day of the brightest moon during the Hindu month of Vaishakha (April). This day according to beliefs have a special planetary position. The Sun and the Moon will be the brightest on this day and it is therefore considered as a special d...

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is an auspicious day according to the Hindus in India. It is celebrated on the third day of the brightest moon during the Hindu month of Vaishakha (April). This day according to beliefs have a special planetary position. The Sun and the Moon will be the brightest on this day and it is therefore considered as a special day bringing lot of good fortune and prosperity. The day is considered as the best time for starting new ventures or investing money. It is also believed as a golden day ensuring success. This festival has largely commercialized now a days. As it is being considered auspicious to invest money, people buy gold, precious metals and diamonds during this. Special offers will be running across jewellery shops across India. At some places, Akshaya Trititiya is considered as the birthday Lord Parshuram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Some others believe that the holy Ganga River has descended down to earth from on this day.
Date: 2013-04-01
Location : All over India
Id-ul-Zuha
Id-ul-Zuha
The festival of Bakrid (Id-ul-Zuha in Arabic) is popular among the Muslims in India. As in all Muslim countries, this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm among Muslims in India.

Muslims sacrifice a goat in on this day memory of Prophent Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son at the behest of God. In Urdu Bakr means goat and thus t...

Id-ul-Zuha

The festival of Bakrid (Id-ul-Zuha in Arabic) is popular among the Muslims in India. As in all Muslim countries, this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm among Muslims in India. Muslims sacrifice a goat in on this day memory of Prophent Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son at the behest of God. In Urdu Bakr means goat and thus the name Bakrid derived. Muslims dress to their best in this day and proceed to Mosque. After Id prayers at mosque, sacrificial meat is distributed among devotees. Special non vegetarian dishes will be prepared at homes and dishes with mutton will be the most important item. All family members gather and have food together. Bakrid coincides with Mecca’s Haj pilgrimage. Special `Dua` prayers are recited by thousands of Muslims for world peace and prosperity. Rich Muslim families sponsor sacrificial animals which are then distributed among the poor. Some families as a group offer animals. Apart from lambs and goats, camels, cows and sheep are also offered in different regions. Charity is the essence of this festival. Muslims greet each other “Eid Mubarak”, visit their friends and relatives and exchange gifts with their dear and near ones.
Date: 2013-10-01
Location : All over India
Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the 4th day of Diwali. It is also known as ‘Padwa' or 'Varshapratipada'. It is a ritual performed with great zest in states the Northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. As cows are considered as sacred animals according to Hindu mythology, in this ritual, people build hillocks with cow dung. Th...

Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the 4th day of Diwali. It is also known as ‘Padwa' or 'Varshapratipada'. It is a ritual performed with great zest in states the Northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. As cows are considered as sacred animals according to Hindu mythology, in this ritual, people build hillocks with cow dung. These hillocks symbolize Mount Govardhan, the holy mountain which is believed to have lifted by Lord Krishna as mentioned in mythology. At households in small villages, people make small hillocks with cow dung, decorate it with flowers and worship it. Standing in a circle around the cow dung hillocks they worship the incarnation of Krishna as Lord Govardhan, (the Lord of Govardhan hill located at Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna). It is believed that rain happens as a blessing of Lord Govardhan and when once heavy rains caused destruction in the land, Lord Krishna lifted Mount Govardhan as an umbrella with his little finger of and everyone took shelter under it. The fourth day of Diwali has different significance at different places. At Uttar Pradesh, it is known as Anna-Koot, (mountain of food). People on this day prepare either fifty-six or one hundred and eight different varieties of delicious dishes (bhojans) and offer it to Lord Krishna. In Mathura, the deities are given milk bath, will be dressed with new clothes and decorated with precious jewels and costly ornaments before offering bhojans. Prayers will be made in front of them after that. At some places this day is known as Gudi Padwa. On this special day women applies the 'Tilak' on their husband’s forehead, garlands him, performs 'Aarti' and pray for his long life. Husbands in return give them special gifts. It is a celebration of respect and love between couples. Newly married couples will be specially treated on this day by their in-laws.
Date: 2013-10-01 - 2013-11-01
Location : Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Thiruvonam
Thiruvonam
Every year by August or September, Kerala transforms into a festive mood, which is quite palpable on the streets of towns and villages and also on the faces of people belonging to all age groups. And the reason? The festival of Onam has arrived!. Nature too adds its might to the ambience by revealing its own special colours.

The celebrations of ...

Thiruvonam

Every year by August or September, Kerala transforms into a festive mood, which is quite palpable on the streets of towns and villages and also on the faces of people belonging to all age groups. And the reason? The festival of Onam has arrived!. Nature too adds its might to the ambience by revealing its own special colours. The celebrations of Onam are on for ten days, beginning with the Atham day of the Malayalam month of Chingam. And Thiru Onam is the most auspicious of the ten days when family members get together and enjoy a grand traditional feast. The occasion is also marked by the buying and gifting of new clothes (locally known as Ona Kodi) and a host of other activities that include singing, playing games and visits to temples.
Date: 2012-08-28 - 2012-08-31
Location : Kerala
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